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Spirit Rider (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie
Jesse Threebears is a troubled Native-American teen who has been tossed from one foster home to the next since his mother died when he was an infant. Finally, he is taken in by his ... See full summary »

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Michael J.F. Scott
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Credited cast:
Herbie Barnes Herbie Barnes ... Jesse Threebears
Michelle St. John ... Camilla St. Claire
Tom Jackson ... Albert St. Clair
Gordon Tootoosis ... Joe Moon
Tantoo Cardinal ... Marilyn St.Claire
Adam Beach ... Paul LeBlanc
Graham Greene ... Vern
Josephine Courchene Josephine Courchene ... Minni
Maggie Nagle Maggie Nagle ... Grace
Pauline Broderick Pauline Broderick ... Mrs. Newell
Dawn Lavand Drabot Dawn Lavand Drabot ... Lucie
Joy Keeper Joy Keeper ... Dora
Charlene MacGillivary Slade Charlene MacGillivary Slade ... Martha
Raven Hart Raven Hart ... Bus girl
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Danny Flett Danny Flett ... Guitarist
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Jesse Threebears is a troubled Native-American teen who has been tossed from one foster home to the next since his mother died when he was an infant. Finally, he is taken in by his grandfather who, after a ten year stint in prison, is living on the reservation. With the help of his grandfather and several others who live on the reservation, Jesse begins to learn about his heritage and how to come to terms with his troubled life. Written by page8701

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Drama | Family

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Canada

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Good movie to teach some of the reservation history and life
4 September 2009 | by MEEdmo42See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie, and especially seeing Graham Greene and Tom Jackson together again. Loved them in Medicine River and this is basically another good pairing. It is the story of the Indian tribe trying to bring back children who had been taken from the reservation when their parents were gone. As usual, the government thought it best to take them from their heritage because they did not have a mother or father. It shows the closeness of those on the reservation as they step in and help to bring a sense of family and heritage to these children growing up without it. It is difficult sometimes, as the movie shows, for those who remember only foster homes in a different life. To learn to accept the culture of their people, it becomes a challenge of patience to the older ones who work to impart that culture into the lives of these children/teens. Making it harder for this particular teen, is the fact that his grandfather is partly to blame for his mother's death. I enjoy the closeness that comes eventually in this group of people as they work with the teens involved. It is well worth watching.


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